Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: Sidelined Mulayam Singh Yadav expresses confidence of SP-Congress alliance coming to power

By: | Published: March 9, 2017 3:10 PM

The Samajwadi Party mentor and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has today expressed confidence that the alliance of his party and the Congress will win state Assembly polls.

Mulayam Singh Yadav has today expressed confidence that the alliance of his party and the Congress will win the Assembly polls. (PTI)

The Samajwadi Party mentor and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has today expressed confidence that the alliance of his party and the Congress will win state Assembly polls and will be able to form government in the state. He is not seem much in public now a days ever since his son and state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was named as his successor and party president at an SP convention early this year.

With feud withing the party coming to fore, the Samajwadi Party had entered into an alliance with the Congress. On few occasions both Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi were seen holding roadshows together.

Recently, taking a jibe at Narendra Modi’s extensive Varanasi campaign, Akhilesh Yadav had said that “PM may swap chairs if he wants.” “PM ka mann Delhi me kam lag raha hai, UP me zyada. Agar aisa hai to humse kursi adla badli kar lein (If the PM does not like to stay in Delhi and likes UP more, he can swap places),” Akhilesh said. Akhilesh further attacked Modi for turning electricity into a Hindu-Muslim issue. “Our Prime Minister is unique…He has made power a Hindu and Muslim (issue) by alleging that our government used to supply more power during Ramzan than in Diwali and Holi. We have given the data which proved we did not discriminate,” he said.

Akhilesh had also attacked PM Modi for hollow claims, saying that while he introduced schemes like Dial 100 and ‘102 Ambulance’ service, the PM is unable to tell what he has done for the state. “Humne Dial 100 scheme laagu ki, Ambulance ke liye dial 102 scheme introduce ki, Modi Ji bataye unhone kya kiya,(we introduced dial 100, 102 for ambulances, Modi ji should tell what he has done,” Akhilesh said.

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In another comment, Akhilesh said that BJP keeps on flaunting patriotism, but its due to this government’s policies that maximum number of casulities have happened to Army. “Inhone strikes ki, ek bhi aatanki pakad ke nahi laaye, jabki inke nitiyo ke kaaran hamari army ke sabse jyada Jawano ki casualities hui hain, (They carried out surgical strikes, they didn’t capture any terrorist, instead it’s due tyo their policies that most number of army Jawans have lost lives since Modi has taken over as PM)” Akhilesh said.

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